Some Kids Use Wheelchairs

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It is 1942, just months after Japanese forces made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The president signs a law to move every person of Japanese descent living on the West Coast to one of 10 relocation camps.: Will you be sent to the camp at Manzanar in Southern California? OR..., Will you join a resistance group at Tule Lake in northern California? OR..., Will you become a teacher at the Rohwer camp in Arkansas to help the Japanese people who are being held there? ...
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Overview

It is 1942, just months after Japanese forces made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The president signs a law to move every person of Japanese descent living on the West Coast to one of 10 relocation camps.: Will you be sent to the camp at Manzanar in Southern California? OR..., Will you join a resistance group at Tule Lake in northern California? OR..., Will you become a teacher at the Rohwer camp in Arkansas to help the Japanese people who are being held there?
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Joyce Rice
Young children are naturally curious about the differences between them and other children that they encounter. This series presents a very healthy explanation of why children might be in wheelchairs and how children in wheelchairs are like the other children in their class. There is no discomfort level in talking about the limitations of these children. Instead, the reader learns that children in wheelchairs go to the library, go to summer camp, and participate in all kinds of regular activities. The illustrations are photographs of multicultural children using ramps, visiting physical therapists, and going to doctor visits. This series, called "Understanding Differences" includes four titles dealing with children who are blind, deaf, wear leg braces, and use wheelchairs. Short, manageable repeated text, generous font size, and clear illustrations make these titles the perfect teaching tools for the early reader. Capstone does an admirable job of providing additional resources, including their FactHound website, which pre-selects appropriate websites for further research, based on the Book ID that the reader types in. A glossary, an index, and reading suggestions make this an excellent choice for elementary library and classroom collections. The repetition of words and phrases helps young readers to learn new words, and subject specific words introduce vocabulary. The series has been keyed to the National Social Studies and Health curriculums. Reviewer: Joyce Rice
Children's Literature - Pat Trattles
Part of the "Interactive History Adventure" series from Capstone Press, this is history come alive in its truest sense. After a short introduction about the bombing of Pearl Harbor and its aftermath, readers become a part of the story by taking on one of three roles. They can be a Japanese American at either the Manzaner internment camp in southern California, or at the Tule Lake camp in northern California, or they can become a Caucasian teacher in Arkansas. The role they assume will determine the path they take and the choices they will need to make along the way. When readers complete one path they are encouraged to go back and take another to get a different perspective. There are 43 choices and 11 different endings based on the choices made. Everything in the book happened to real people. By facing the same dilemmas as they did, readers quickly learn how even the smallest decision can totally change the future and how, therefore, history is shaped by a series of choices. Historical photos, a time line, glossary, bibliography, suggested internet sites and books for further reading, and a comprehensive index are included. A page at the end of the book contains ideas of even more paths for readers to explore on their own. With a reading level of third/fourth grade, and an interest level up through grade 7, this is a great resource for reluctant readers, and is a welcome supplement to the upper elementary/middle school curriculum. Reviewer: Pat Trattles
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429608121
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Series: Horrible Things Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,464,033
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 440L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

About Your Adventure     5
A Day of Infamy     7
Behind Barbed Wire     13
A Camp Apart     43
The Teacher's Story     73
Freedom     101
Time Line     106
Other Paths to Explore     108
Read More     109
Internet Sites     109
Glossary     110
Bibliography     111
Index     112
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